Willie expects Largs reaction
Glencairn gaffer Willie Harvey reckons his side will face a wounded beast on Saturday when Largs travel to New Southcroft for the final game of the year.
The Ayrshire outfit had been widely tipped as promotion contenders at the start of the season, but now find themselves second bottom of the table with just nine points from 10 games.
The season started with these two facing off, and it was Glens who emerged victorious with a hard-fought 1-0 win.
Willie is expecting another tight game, and reckons Largs will be keen on avenging that opening day defeat.
He said: “That was a really good result when we won there.
“I know (Largs manager) Sandy MacLean well and he will be working hard to turn things around.
“When you’re in that position, you’ve got to press home that it just takes one result to get back on track, and they’ll see this as a chance.
“It’s easy to get down but as a manager, you can’t be down, even if you feel it inside.
“You’ve got to convince the players they can still get away from the situation they are in.
“Sandy will be using all his experience to do that. He will want to beat us at home because we beat them at home.
“If the game goes ahead, it will not be easy.”
Willie remains sceptical the game will beat the weather with more heavy rain forecast for Friday and freezing temperatures on Christmas Day.
But as ever, Glens will prepare with an assumption it will go ahead.
Willie said: “I wouldn’t hold your breath for the game to be on. We can only hope.
“I walked on the park yesterday and it looks great, but it’s holding a awful lot of water and to play on it right now would destroy it. Of course, that will be down to the referee.
“We will work hard and do our best because we would like to get the game played.
“If we play, and maybe everyone else is off, it’s a chance to catch-up.”